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Blessing the Boats - From New Poems (2000), "report from the angel of eden" Summary & Analysis

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From New Poems (2000), "report from the angel of eden" Summary

This is a charming poem, again Bible-based, discussing what theologians have studiously ignored: that Adam and Eve had sex. This poem imagines that having sex was part of the process of the fall as well as the process of creating the earth.

An angel from heaven observes this process. S/he notes that "rubbing against the leaves" showed the "nubs" of Adam's and Eve's angel wings under their skin. The angel suggests that the sex looks like dancing but s/he knows it is not dancing. It looks like praise but if it is, it is not praise of God. As the pair make love, the grass grows rich at the same time as their halos fade away. As they make love, everything...

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